Science Spooktacular


Get ready for science thrills at our annual Science Spooktacular. This is a no-cost, candy-free event packed with Halloween-themed festivities for the entire family.

Enjoy a themed experience at the Science Center as you navigate your way through the different galleries. Make sure to experience a chilling science demonstration down at the Energy Stage.

Costumes are welcome but not required.

Dates and events subject to change

October 29 & 30 2022

Exclusive for Spooktacular
    Stop by the Visitor Services desk all month to purchase your $3 commemorative Spooktacular pin. Quantities are limited. First come, first served.

Free for Members October 29 and 30!

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Creep It Real at Science Spooktacular!
  • Creepy Chemistry demonstrations at the Energy Stage
  • Graveyard Games

  • Seasonal-themed Early Childhood Science Storytime

  • 3D Printing in Makerspace

  • Food specials

  • And much more!


There are no upcoming events at this time.

Trick or Treat Bags

Trick or Treat bags, 3 different designs, are available for $3 each at our box office inside the main entrance!
Members will receive a FREE bag and Spooktacular Lapel Pin during the Spooktacular event on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30.

Be sure to get your bags, collect all 3! Once they are gone, they are gone!

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Just a sample of our Science Spooktacular fun:

  • Experience a chilling science demonstration at our Energy Stage. Learn about real, everyday monsters and why they play an important role in our ecosystem.
  • Unravel the unexpected and the unknown through science with our partners.
  • Bring the whole family in costume to get into the Halloween spirit.
  • Spooky Science every day in October!
  • Seasonal Science Story Time on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Food and Drink Specials

Whether you’re in the mood for a mummy dog or candy-corn pizza, head over to one of our food venues for a monstrous meal. For our 21+ ghost hunters, enjoy a glass of wine or beer.


Bring the whole family in costume to get into the Halloween spirit.